Ogun West to hold summit

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta

Ahead of the 2019 governorship election, the Ogun West Senatorial District is set to hold a day political summit, where it will fine-tune the processes to break the 42-year jinx of not having been able to produce a governor.

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The district represented by the Ogun West Elders Council said this on Monday at a media briefing held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta.

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Speaking through its chairman, Chief Ajibola Olagbaye, who said the summit would hold on Wednesday at Ilaro, the district added that it would seek to mobilise support, encourage and mentor aspirants.

Ajibola also expalined that the summit would promote unity and persuade other senatorial districts to support Ogun West’s quest to produce a governor.

Olagbaye, flanked by other leaders of the council among which were Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, Prof. Anthony Asiwaju, Kunle Elegbede, and Dr. Dele Ogunsiji among others,  commended Governor Ibikunle Amosun, for his unflinching support to ensure Ogun West person succeeded him.

He said about 500 Ogun West stakeholders both within the country and abroad, would assemble to deliberate on the way forward for the Ogun West agenda.

He said, “The summit will take us through the memory lanes, appraising yesteryears, reviewing today and leading us to make a forecast into the years ahead of our state and our district.

“This will enable us make an inquest into the past, an ex-ray of today and charge to draw relevant inference to enable us make a good compass in order to successfully navigate the future.”

Olagbaye, who lamented the inability of the senatorial district to produce governor despite various attempts since 1976 when the state was created, however, said that the district would reach out to the other two districts, Ogun East and Central, to realise their dream in 2019.

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